One additional thought. You might want to check out my post on infusing your interactions with positivity. It’s not just moths that are drawn to light. See http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/resolution-not-conflict/201207/10-ways-radiate-positivity-and-be-attractive. Maximize the positives in your interactions, delete the negatives like criticism or irritated emotions, and the odds will be likely to shift in your favor.

The EBP requirements serve as a guideline but are not set in stone since every relationship situation is different. Currently, if you want a relationship where how you feel is accepted, and a partner who isn’t naive, you’ll have better luck in walking away and finding someone who fits that. If you still want to continue a relationship with her, then you’re going to have to accept that being jealous and telling her off on being naive (even if you’re right) are things that would only push her away. Instead of becoming angry (again, even if you have the right to be), I suggest talking to her in a more understanding way as that might make her more receptive to what you’re saying as opposed to telling her off and she becomes defensive and justifies the other person’s actions.

Another thing that really annoys me about you guys (yes I am talking to you) is that you think this no contact period alone will be enough to get your ex girlfriend back. Trust me it won’t be. You are going to have to do more (which I will be covering.) Think of the no contact rule as the first big stepping stone to success.

Talking about old/new relationships takes all the tact you have inside of you and texting removes all possible tact. Don’t get in to relationship talk, please don’t do it, I think it’s a bad idea, I’m warning you right now, really I have your back on this one. Don’t do it.

Actually, in my research I found that a lot of experts recommend calling (after the no contact period.) I have read multiple stories of women who have actually had some success with this method. However, I don’t like the phone for a lot of reasons. First off, it doesn’t give you time to think. The second your ex boyfriend picks up (if he even picks up) you have to be on your toes and there is a lot that can go wrong. Not to mention he still may be a little resentful about the break up.

“I can see now,” Peter explained to her, “that in my depression about work I became totally self-centered. I withdrew from you, so no wonder you felt angry and distanced from me. As both of us withdrew from each other we lost our sexual connection.  I felt desparate for attention.  Then I took the ultimate wrong turn by seeking sexual attention from an infidelity. Big mistake!  I’m so glad that now I’m looking for a job that will be a better fit for me. I think I’ve found one, and I’m thrilled at the prospect.”  

If the honeymoon period ends for all couples, then why hasn’t it yet ended for you. Or do you feel different towards me now because it sure seems like you are the same if not more so. Gina and Jeff still have the same love for each other as they did at the start. They say it all the time that it’s the same as when they first met. The couples you speak of, in my eyes, are either unhappy and just stuck or the “honeymoon” period they refer to is just the “new” love ending but they still remain deeply in love with each other. They certainly don’t wish that their partner would do something to make the break up easy to do.

I will say, it sounds like the bridge has been burned between you and your ex. Things won’t improve by spending more time chasing her. You truly have to step back and work on yourself. It’s like the what your hear on the airplane: get your oxygen mask on before assisting others. You can’t salvage the relationship until you are in a place of high self esteem and non-neediness.

Being a happy and confident person is probably the most important thing when it comes to getting your ex back. You need to realize that happiness and confidence is something that you can get by working on yourself.  Here are a few ideas that will help you gain more confidence and become a happier person.

There will be some days that you are going to wake up and your whole body will hunger to call her. So, instead of being a loser and breaking NC what you can do is use your UFC type of workout as an outlet to let your stress out.

You say you do not want to ignore your memories of that relationship, but perhaps — as an intermediate step — that’s precisely what you should do. Stoicism, as well as modern cognitive behavioral therapy — teach us that our cognitive analysis of a problem can lead to change our behavior, which in turn, eventually, alters the way we feel about things, something like this simplified diagram:

Know when it’s not working. If you’d been back with your ex for a while and something just isn’t right, then it may be true that you did break up for a good reason, after all. Some couples thrive on the drama of breaking up and getting back together, but there’s usually a reason why two people can’t stay together, and it’s that they just aren’t right for each other. If the same problems are creeping up again, or you or your ex just aren’t happy, then it may be time to take the relationship off life support.

I’ve been through a similar experience to Davide and agree wholeheartedly. In retrospect, getting divorced was one of the best things that ever happened to me (despite being something I was terrified of before) because the things I learned to cope with it (primarily Stoicism although not exclusively) have made me (I think) a much better person. The obstacle becomes the way…

It is also important to discuss frustrations openly so these won’t end up exploding into a huge fight. While there are certain relationship issues that are extremely difficult to overcome, such as jealousy, immaturity, infidelity, etc., it is still possible to fix them through proper counselling. Make sure that both of you are willing to avoid the issues you had before so you’ll have a smooth-sailing relationship this time.

Again, your instincts are screwing with you. Trust me, no one takes their ex back out of pity. No one is attracted to someone who is miserable. And even if your ex came back because of this, do you really want your ex to be with you just because of pity? Or do you want them to respect and love you?

I cried, I begged for her to take me back and asked her to marry me and told her that there’s no one I would rather be with and that I want her and no one else to be the mother of my kids when we decide to have kids. Also told her that I’d rather be alone than not be with her. This wasn’t in person. This was through texts. And this went on for 2 days after the break up (I can provide what each text said from me and her, to get a sense of things) To be honest with you I meant every word and losing her has destroyed me. She’s the love of my life and my everything!! So I didn’t reply to her last text which was 5 days ago now and tried implementing the no contact rule. She changed her relationship status 2 days after the breakup. The first time we broke up which was 4 years ago, it took her a week to change it. We ended up getting back together 2 weeks after the break up back then after I implemented the no contact rule and blocked her on Facebook. Anyway, I actually changed my relationship status before she did this time and Saturday morning I blocked her on Facebook so I couldn’t stalk her on Facebook and see what she’s up to as it would drive me nuts. The thought of her being with another man sickens me and breaks my heart to the point I just want to die.

How hard this break up will be on you is up to you… you decide. If you buy into the conventional “wisdom” that all break ups are tragic and that mourning is part of healing then this break up could be very, very painful and drawn out. If, instead, you decide that you are not powerless over how you feel and that you will not let it bring you down you may have a much, much easier time.

Hi, my ex and I (both 18) broke up in October and were together from June to September. He broke up with me because I wasn’t reciprocating the love he was giving me and he now feels like since he put his all in the relationship and I didn’t, he can no longer give me a relationship. After the breakup, I was very needy and constantly begged him to get back together. Since then, I have recognized my mistakes and am fully in the mindset to changing them but I’m not sure how to prove that I’ve changed. He’s recently got back with his previous ex about a week ago and I’m scared that he might not want me back. I personally think it’s a rebound relationship since he did try to have sex with me while they were together but he swears he loves her and is serious with her. He still acts as if he has feelings for me but denies them. We never went through a no contact stage either. So, would it be best to do the no contact stage even if it’s been 3 months since we’ve broken up? Is there a good chance that I can gain his love and trust back if I do this? Is it not too late?

What happened in this case is that we were best friends for about 2 years. When she broke up with her boyfriend, she BEGGED to be mine. A year later, we start fighting, and she calls it quits a few weeks back.

HER REPLY: “I’m so sorry Ivan, from the bottom of my heart. The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But that’s exactly what I’m doing if I stay with you. It’s also what I’m doing to myself. I have been constantly thinking about our relationship and my feelings for longer than you realise. It’s been tearing me apart. I feel guilty for staying with you when I know I’m not reciprocating the same feelings back to you. But then I feel guilty for leaving you knowing your feelings, and not too mention that I truly care for you and don’t want to hurt you. Then there is my side and my feelings, how can I stay with someone I don’t love like that. I want to love like that, I want those feelings you have, I want to be happy too. I don’t want to go on hoping my parter cheats on me so I have some sort of valid excuse.

But it doesn’t really work that way. In fact, every time you call or text your ex, you are showing them you are a needy person and you are miserable without them. This neediness is unattractive and pushes your ex further away.

Hey,my long distance boyfriend just broke up with me after an ugly fight. He is working and I am a final year student. He thinks that I am not serious about my career and so instead of being with him, I should focus on that. But I am not able to get over him. I am working pretty well in my career but he doesn’t understand. Also, he always comes up with an excuse of not having time as he is busy with his office stuff. But as I said, I love him a lot. I am going to his city next week for an interview. Please suggest me if I should meet him and fix things or not.

Ouch, I know this one must definitely sting to hear but it is a legitimate REAL reason for why he may have broken up with you. This is a common complaint among men who are dating someone who let themselves go a little bit in the relationship. You may have to put in some extra work here but trust me when I say that your physical appearance is easier to improve than your personality so don’t let his thoughts get to you.

HER LAST RESPONSE TO WHICH I DID NOT REPLY TO: “You don’t have to believe what I say and yes I was excited for our Europe trip. No I didn’t imply I never loved you in fact I’m saying I do love you still. I may have said those things in the past even if I still can’t recall it but now it’s different. And if you actually read the card properly it says as much as I want to spend the rest of my life with you, I would let it all go in heartbeat if it meant you were going to be happy. And that there is exactly the way I feel because I do believe you will be happier without me.

You are making a huge decision right now. So you better make sure that it is the right one. You have 30 days to do it, so don’t rush into it. Take your time. Relax and do things that make you feel better. When you start being happy in life without your ex, you will realize whether or not getting your ex back is the right decision. And that is extremely important before you move on to the next step, which is contacting your ex.

This is the hardest thing for a lot of guys to accept.: There IS NO WAY to just go get your ex back.  Flowers, romantic gestures, promises things will be better . . . these might extend the relationship by a few weeks.  But it was already on life support and you’re just treating symptoms.

My boyfriend broke up with me 2 months ago because of the distance and the fact that he has lost feelings for me (about this he wasn’t really certain though…). I have accomplished NC succesfully and got in touch again with him in the begining of December. We started to have small talks, videochating occasionally and we have even achieved an active snap activity. However, recently, to be more exact, when going back to school he started to be distant and cold. I know that he has a lot of work as now he is in exam period, but he always replies short and almost after 24 or 16 hours, which is not typic of him.

Español: reconquistar a una mujer, Português: Recuperar Sua Mulher, Italiano: Riconquistare la Tua Donna, Deutsch: Gewinne deine Frau zurück, Français: reconquérir votre femme, 中文: 赢回前女友的心, Русский: вернуть свою девушку, Bahasa Indonesia: Mendapatkan Wanita Anda Kembali, Nederlands: Je vriendin terugwinnen

If you find reinventing yourself difficult to accomplish, consider picking up a new hobby, going out with friends, or going to the gym to let off some steam.  In fact, exercise releases certain hormones in your brain that increases your mood and happiness… so go out and be active!

You may be having the favorite gift of your girlfriend around like a watch of a tablet. Or you may be having a birthday card stating” Happy birthday Honey”. But the fact is that the removal of these sites from your eye is important. You cannot afford to have all the remembering around while you are doing your daily stuff. It hinders one patience and focus while doing his work. [otp_overlay]